Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast

Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York

From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast's new graphic memoir--a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/ thank-you note to Manhattan.A native Brooklynite-turned-suburban commuter deemed the quintessential New Yorker, Roz Chast has always been intensely alive to the glorious spectacle that is Manhattan--the daily clash of sidewa...

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Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York Reviews

  • Diane
    This is a charming love letter to New York City from cartoonist Roz Chast. I had liked her previous book, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” and was thrilled she had written another one.Chast said this book started as short guide for her daughter when she moved to Manhatta...
  • Jill
    Roz Chast grew up in Brooklyn (before it became trendy) in the same neighborhood that I did; in fact, we even attended the same high school. So I laughed out loud when she describes the destiny she avoided: commuting every day to Manhattan wearing beige support hose and clinging to a subway pole.For...
  • Elyse
    If you love Roz Chast, or New York and have perhaps developed a soft spot for graphic art books ......secretly knowing “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant” is when your love, appreciation, and admiration, for ‘graphic art’ books first grew.....then there is no reaso...
  • David Schaafsma
    I just read indie comix artist Julia Wertz’s Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City, and was reminded of other love letters to NYC I have read in recent years: Cheap Novelties: The Pleasure of Urban Decay, Ben Katchor, and See the City: The Journey of ...
  • Suzy
    So many reasons to love this book! Roz Chast for one - her humor, her fabulous illustrations and her intimacy with her subject. NYC for another - what's not to love! I got half-way through and deemed worthy of 5 stars.Looping back now that I've finished . . . I love Roz Chast and have been enjoying ...
  • Aloke
    Update Jan 2018: downgrading to three stars after seeing Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York CityLess personal than "Can't we..." so if you're expecting something cathartic you'll be disappointed. It's really a Manhattan travel guide but just focusing on what...
  • Kelli
    My introduction to graphic novels was the funny and deeply moving memoir Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? It was very good. This book was more guidebook than love letter. It is clear that the author loves NYC and this has good information, but I was hoping for many more personal st...
  • Melki
    I have had exactly two visits to the isle of Manhattan (three, if you count seeing Woody Allen's movie while it was still in theaters). I have a vague recollection of going there once with my father when I was young enough to have required a trip to F.A.O. Schwartz. We also visited the Statue of Lib...
  • Margaret
    4/5Faithful readers of The New Yorker and lovers of Roz Chast cartoons, will find in Going Into Town another book-length delectable treat. This book is a special sub-genre of love letters to NYC: the humorous perspective of a native of an outer borough (in Chast’s case Brooklyn), who is also a ...

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